Government Relations Analyst

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Jan 21, 2020
Full time Analyst / Researcher Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

About Better.com:

We’re one of the fastest growing homeownership companies in America. Why? Because we’re making homeownership simpler, faster — and most importantly, more accessible for all Americans.

By combining smarter technology with a desire to not just change one piece of the journey but the entire makeup of what it’s like to buy and own a home in this country, we’re building things that don’t exist yet. 

Better.com by the numbers: 

  • We fund $600 million in home loans per month
  • Nearly $5 billion in loans funded since our inception in 2016
  • 2 years running, we’re one of Crain’s “Best Places to work”
  • We’re #11 on Fortune’s Best Places to Work in NYC
  • And #964 on Inc.’s 2019 “5000 Fastest-Growing Companies” 
  • We’ve secured over $254 million from our investors to date 
  • ...and counting

We continue to outpace the industry at every turn. We’ve recently joined forces in partnership with Ally Bank. Plus, our backers have helped build some of the most transformative tech and finance companies in history. Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, IA Ventures, American Express, Citigroup, Activant Capital, and others have all invested in our vision of redefining the entire home buying journey.

A Better Opportunity

As a Government Relations Analyst at Better, you will be a key contributor to our tactical strategy for developing our external facing presence and advocacy priorities. You will be one of the frontline managers of all our advocacy priorities, including managing relationships with legislators in Washington, DC and our footprint states, issue coalitions, third-party stakeholders and industry peers. You will also collaborate with our Public Relations function and other teams to support high profile strategies and events. More specifically, you will: 

  • Conduct policy research 
  • Perform data analysis 
  • Manage internal communications on government relations activities 
  • Ad-hoc projects as necessary 

This person will be reporting to Better’s Government Relations Associate. 

About You

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and a great communicator with the ability to deliver best-in-class service, while maintaining their composure in a fast-paced environment. 

  • You have at least one legislative internship at any level of government
  • Understand state and federal lobbying compliance law
  • Experience writing legislative text and testimony 
  • Possess excellent project management and task tracking skills 
  • Can work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple projects 
  • Can think outside the box in difficult situations; giving up is never an option
  • SQL skills a plus
  • Start up Grit  

Things we value: 

  • Curiosity. Why? How? Repeat.
  • Nerdiness. Financial news and trends are fascinating. Seriously.   
  • Relentlessness. No one here gives up. We try. We fail. We will try again.
  • Passion. If you don’t get excited about homeownership, mortgages, and real estate, it simply won’t work.
  • Smarts: book and street. We have to use all the tools at our disposal to build Better.
  • Empathy and Compassion. You understand that people's biggest dreams are in your hands.

Organization

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